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Straight-sided cup

Napatan Period, reign of unknown king
369–353 B.C.

Findspot: Nubia (Sudan), Nuri, Pyramid 1 (unknown king), NW foundation deposit


Overall: 9 x 9 cm (3 9/16 x 3 9/16 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique


Not On View


The Ancient World


Foundation deposits

This cup, fashioned of a reddish clay fabric, has a flat base and straight sides that widen towards the top to a wide mouth with a straight, unworked rim. There are no signs of surface treatments. A large section of the rim is missing due to a break.


From Nuri, Pyramid 1, NW foundation deposit. Excavated by the Harvard University–Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition; assigned to the MFA in the division of finds by the government of the Sudan.

(Accession Date: August 22, 2006)

Credit Line

Harvard University—Boston Museum of Fine Arts Expedition